Ephemeral Decor: Dia de Muertos Objects

El Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican celebration centered around the memory of those whose time has run out in the physical dimension, but remain, in essence, in the spiritual world. It is with the close observation of the formal components of this festivity, that one comes to realize: the fleeting quality of all its elements construct an allegory that ties the ephemeral aspect of the celebration with our own lives.

In this exhibit, a selection of decorations used in el Día de Muertos celebrations are independently analyzed to understand, how the same objects’ materials are an echo and reminder of life’s ephemeral quality and our fleeting time.

Ephemeral Décor

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